Wednesday, February 16, 2022


One more week for the current Butterfly Challenge #166 still to run and it's time for me to show you my inspirational cards for just using the the non shape elements of the wheel. 

Card 1.

Here I am using Circles/Cornflower/Celadon/Cardinal/Butterflies.

The image is a stamp that I bought last year and not used yet by AALL Create #278 Passion flower. I have one of these growing on a trellis in my side garden where it is protected from the wind and the worst of the weather. The design paper is an oldie Magazine freebie from Hunkydory 'Boutique Chic' Paper Crafter June 2016 issue.  It has three of the required colours on it.  The stamp is coloured with my trusty Promarkers/silver gel pen and the silver circle stickers are from my stash. All attached to blue cardstock to make the cardbase.

Entering into the following challenges:
Ally's Angels #55  Anything goes.

Card 2.

Here I am using Circles/Coral/Celadon/Cardinal/Butterflies.

I am using another stamp that I have never used before that I bought quite a time ago before even  slim line cards became popular.  This one is by Studio Light 'Smile Like a Flower.'  Coloured using my promarkers ,gold gel pen and clear Wink of stella.  The flowers really sparkle. The design paper is an unknown  magazine freebie. Butterflies are my SU punch and the gold circles from my stash. 

Entering unto the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar # Anything goes.
Stamping Sensations # Anything goes with optional wings.
NBUS #35 Never before used schtuff  (New stamp used.)

Card 3.

Here I am using /Cornflower /Celadon/Cardinal/Butterflies.

Stamp is by Clarity and coloured using my promarkers and a gold gel pen. The design papers is from Making cards June 2016 edition. Gold stickers from my stash. 

The challenge is running until Tuesday 22nd February 8pm (GMT) and I hope you will come and spend some time in the butterfly garden.  The squirrels are having a busy time in there at the moment as they have learnt how to open the box we bought for them which has their own special food in.

Yes they do actually sit on the little red stools, open the lid with their paws and stick their heads right in the box to eat.!! The Doc said they would never do it but it only took them a week to suss out. 

Stay safe and well




Aquarius said...

Three more great cards for inspiration on the butterfly challenge. What a brilliant 'breakfast bar' for the squirrels. Clever little critters aren't they?

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

THree beautiful cards Valery Anne, I also love your squirrel box. They must be wonderful to watch.

Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Your cards Mrs A are as always creative and beautiful and l just love that squirrel box just what l need as l see my squirrel daily enjoy your day x

aussie aNNie said...

Great cards Mrs A and love the cute red stools. x

Chris said...

Beautiful cards Mrs A, particularly love the first one, gorgeous stamps and such beautiful colours.
The squirrel house is lovely, must provide you and the Doc with hours of entertainment, would love to see them stting on the little stools!

Donna said...

What a treat - three gorgeous cards! I have never seen a squirrel house, what fun, and to see them sit on the stools would be so fun!

Mac Mable said...

The first two have fabulous stamped images with tiny and cute little butterflies on the first. Your third card is beautiful and so very pretty. What clever squirrels Mrs A x.

Lia said...

You have been busy! I like all three cards very much: so different but all so pretty!
Lia xx

Ellibelle said...

Such beautifully done cards, each one of them! And how wonderful is your squirrel feeder! We have lots of squirrels in our backyard, they love our oak tree. I may have to get them a similar feeding station!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
3 very ownderful cards and their designs look fabulous.
Love all the stamps used and your colouring is brilliant.
Papers used are so pretty.
Love the squirrels little box that is suc a wonderful feeding item.
They are clever little things to have worked out that so quickly.
I bet you have a wonderful seat for viewing them with too.
Will try and join in the challenge again soo hopefully.
Lots of crafty love. Jnny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, your cards are absolutely gorgeous, I love the colours you've chosen and their designs. Wonderful inspiration for the challenge.
Keep safe and I hope Dudley isn't too severe at your end, Kate x

crafty-stamper said...

All beautiful cards and stamps love the slimline cards and colours on the first one.Very intelligent squirrels.
Carol x

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A all your cards are gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Margreet said...

Time flies...still haven't got time for the new challenge. You show some wonderful new ideas....must find some time.
xxx Margreet

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A and I adore your squirrel feeder LOL hugs Sue x

Freubelmina said...

You made beautiful inspirational cards ValeryAnne.
Butterflies are special, but squirrels in your garden are also fantastic... they are so smart!
My card for the challenge is coming soon.
Love xx

Carol S. said...

Three beautiful cards Mrs. A. Love the designs.
The Squirrels are being spoilt with a brilliant feeder!! They are so clever, finding their food.
Big hugs, Carol

brenda said...

A lovely display and how nice it is to see you at Stamping Sensations with a beautiful vibrant creation, thank you.

We had a Passiflora which flourished for years and then suddenly just died and have never replaced it, probably should as they are such pretty delicate plants.

Our squirrels seem far more intent on eating bird food than their own, apart from the two black ones who are very timid compared with that the grey ones and rarely come down into the immediate garden areas.

B x

Vee Cassidy said...

A delightful selection of cards, thank you for sharing at Stamping Sensations. Squirrels are really smart:) Vee xx

Darnell said...

Indeed those squirrels are smart little creatures, Anne! Now you just need to grab a photo of them sitting on their little bar stools. I would just watch them all day and not get anything done! Your design triplets are all beautiful! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Three lovely samples, and the food box for the squirrels is just stunning, such pretty box and clever squirrels!! I think they have had a bad time with the storm, so well done with the yummy food for those little friends!

Pattie G said...

What a pretty cards! It goes perfectly with our theme for this month “Anything Goes”. I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Artist & Owner

SarahR said...

Hello there, what a wonderful trio of cards - they are just lovely!

I love the squirrel feeder as well - wonderful image of the squirrels sitting on their seats eating their lunch! Do they wear bibs, I wonder??!!

Thanks for joining in with us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenge, hope to see you again.
DT Crafty Calendar Challenge